Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Verona)

Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice (2017/2018)

Course code
4S000436
Credits
5
Coordinator
Luisa Saiani

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
ASSISTENZA INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SU PROVE DI EFFICACIA 2 MED/45-NURSING 1°anno 2°semestre LMSIO Luisa Saiani
ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SU PROVE DI EFFICACIA 1 MED/47-MIDWIFERY 1°anno 2°semestre LMSIO Paola Serafini
METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA 2 MED/45-NURSING 1°anno 2°semestre LMSIO Luisa Saiani

Learning outcomes

The course provides knowledge and methods to:
- analyze the research process (qualitative-quantitative approaches) and the main study designs
- develop a research protocol
- understand the evidence based practice approach and its influence on the decision-making process in nursing/midwifery clinical practice
- define an answerable clinical research question
- efficiently search for evidence on the most important databases
- develop the skills necessary to critically appraise or assess the validity and the generalizalibilty of a research article or a clinical practice guideline
- apply evidence into nursing practice
The course consists into the following modules:
- research methodology
- evidence based nursing
- evidence based midwifery
for a total of 5 ECTS credits.

Syllabus

The research process
• Sample selection
• Selection and definition of the problem, questions research hypotheses, research design
• Classification of research studies (experimental and observational studies)
• Data collection methods
Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
- From the information need to the formulation of the question
- Searching the best evidence
- Evidence based tools: systematic review, meta-analysis, guidelines, CAT, Health Technology Assessment

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination will consist of multiple choice and open questions to assess students' understanding of the EBP and research concepts covered in the course and their ability to apply critical appraisal skills to the assessment and interpretation of clinical evidence.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pomponio G., Colosso A. EBM e metodologia della ricerca per le professioni sanitarie CG Edizioni Medico Scientifiche. Torino 2005
Polit D, Beck CT Fondamenti di Ricerca Infermieristica Edizioni Mc Graw Hill 2014
Chiari P., Mosci D., Naldi E L’infermieristica basata su prove di efficacia Guida operativa per l’Evidence Based Nursing. McGraw-Hill. Milano 2006
Pomponio G. Oltre lo Specchio. Leggere, valutare e interpretare uno studio clinico Torino: SEEd. 2008




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